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Big Bud Cannabis Strain [Fully Reviewed]

There are more than a few types of marijuana that have unusual names. In many cases, you need to have a handle on pop culture or else the name is an inside weed joke. None of the above is the case with the Big Bud strain. It is very much a case of ‘what you hear is what you get.’

That’s right: Big Bud gets the name from the enormous buds the plant provides. We have yet to meet a grower who doesn’t want big buds, so read on to learn more about this magnificent marijuana strain.

What Is the Big Bud Strain?

Big Bud weed is a legendary marijuana strain that has been around since at least the 1970s; during the Richard Nixon presidency to be slightly more precise. Big Bud was sent to the Netherlands just before the Reagan administration’s War on Drugs in the early 1980s. Over in the land of weed coffee shops, Big Bud was stabilized genetically.

Its exact genetics are unknown, but it is an indica-dominant hybrid believed to be a cross of Northern Lights , Skunk #1 , and an Afghani . We also don’t know the identity of the original breeder, but whoever it is, they deserve credit for this Cannabis Cup winning strain.


Big Bud offers a delightful, sweet smell with more than a hint of fruitiness. It is an aroma that the majority of users love.


This strain tastes every bit as good as it smells. The sweet and spicy flavors captivate the user while the fruity undertone lingers on the palate after you exhale.


First and foremost, this strain provides growers with HUGE buds which have a lovely deep green color. You will also be pleased to know that these buds remain compact, which means Big Bud plants don’t take up as much space in your growing room as you might expect.

Big Bud Strain Grow Info

Once you get Big Bud seeds, you have a resilient and versatile plant that is capable of growing indoors or outdoors . When grown outside, this plant is capable of growing up to five feet tall. It enjoys a warm climate with lots of sunshine and is ready for harvest by the beginning to the middle of October. It provides a yield of 25+ ounces per plant.

Big Bud also performs exceptionally when you use a hydroponics setup indoors. Although it produces large flowers, its thick stalks are easily able to hold the weight. However, we recommend using strings or wires to support the plant. It is also a good idea to top the plant and gently bend the branches for horizontal growth.

Indoor growers should also consider using the Sea of Green (SOG) method to boost yield. Big Bud’s flowering time is 7-9 weeks, and it can produce up to 20 ounces per square meter planted.

One of the primary reasons for this plant’s resilience is its Skunk and Afghani genetics. It is important to keep a close watch on Big Bud as it flowers because it can stretch if you let it. There are a few strains that provide a high yield, but the end product is not always the best. This is absolutely not the case with Big Bud which produces premium-grade marijuana.

Harvest time is a real treat for growers because they have the opportunity to see these sparkling flowers oozing with resin. The sweet, hash-like scent will make you want to try the weed there and then, but you need to dry and cure as per usual.

THC Content – Highest Test

The THC content of Big Bud varies significantly from 15% all the way to 26%.

CBD Content – Highest Test

Big Bud contains minimal CBD. In most cases, the CBD content will be less than 0.1%.

What Can I Expect When I Use Big Bud Weed?

You can expect to get very stoned! Big Bud starts slowly but soon enough, a potent cerebral high takes hold and helps you feel euphoric. While you are experiencing a sense of happiness, the strain works its way to the body and makes you feel extremely relaxed, and ultimately, users succumb to couch-lock.

Although it depends on your tolerance, most users find that a Big Bud session makes them feel sleepy after an hour or so. Once the high subsides, you may also experience a case of the munchies. Big Bud is best reserved for late evening or night time when all you want to do is veg out, watch television programs of questionable quality, and gorge on snacks.

Medical Benefits of Big Bud Marijuana

As Big Bud is a heavily indica-dominant hybrid , it sedates the body which makes it ideal for pain symptoms. It is used to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and muscle spasms. Big Bud is also suitable for anyone in need of help with anxiety, depression, or stress. Remember, it will heavily sedate you so don’t even think about using it before or during work, or when you have things to do on any given day.

As you can probably guess, Big Bud is also an excellent option if you have insomnia. The only problem is that you could get the munchies and remain awake due to the sudden hunger pangs. You can solve this particular problem by ensuring you have plenty of food and water close to hand.

Possible Side Effects of Big Bud Weed

The most likely side effects when using Big Bud include dry eyes and a dry mouth. If you consume too much, you could become dizzy or end up with a mild headache. As we have already mentioned, this strain is likely to cause couch-lock, so be prepared!

Final Thoughts on Big Bud Cannabis

Big Bud is a marijuana strain which does exactly what it says on the tin. The name suggests you get large buds and it certainly doesn’t disappoint! It has been a favorite of weed growers for decades because it is fairly easy to grow, is resilient to pests and disease, provides massive and potent buds, and provides a very high yield when you use the right growing techniques.

Big Bud is a very special strain that doesn’t sacrifice quality for yield. It is important to note that there are several variants of this strain because it has been bred and then rebred. Indeed, there are at least a dozen variations although the version sold by Sensi Seeds is the one that cannabis users seem to enjoy the most. If you ‘wanna be sedated,’ there are few marijuana strains better fit for purpose than Big Bud.

Everything you need to know about Big Bud marijuana strain including effects, medicinal benefits, growing tips, and more.

Big Bud

breed by Sensi Seeds

Here you can find all info about Big Bud from Sensi Seeds. If you are searching for information about Big Bud from Sensi Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Gallery, Degustation, Awards, Strain Reviews, Direct Comparisons, Shop-Finder and Price Comparison, Lineage / Genealogy, Hybrids / Crossbreeds or User Comments for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information – or list all Big Bud Strains (39) to find a different version. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!

Basic / Breeders Info

Big Bud is a mostly indica variety from Sensi Seeds and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±58 days ) . Sensi Seeds’ Big Bud is a THC dominant variety and is/was also available as feminized seeds.

Sensi Seeds’ Big Bud Description

The name says it all! Big Bud is one of our most popular classic Award Winning cannabis strains due to it`s massive monster buds covered with fat, thick resin glands. Big Bud is a fast flowering Indica variety that stays compact and is easy to manicure making this an ideal variety for the indoor cash cropper. While growing Big Bud stays compact but will stretch if left unattended and can triple in size at the change of the light cycle. These gigantic buds have a deep green color, are extremely heavy and dense with a rich, sweet hash like aroma complimented by a sweet hashy flavor. Big Bud will knock you out with a long lasting body centered indica-type stone.

Flowering: 50-65 days
Height: 110-150 cm
Yield: up to 150 gr

Where to buy Big Bud cannabis seeds?

Big Bud from Sensi Seeds is available as regular and feminized seeds. In 17 seedbanks, we found 81 offers between EUR 9.80 for 1 regular seed and EUR 520.26 for 50 feminized seeds. If you are looking to buy Big Bud Cannabis Seeds from Sensi Seeds somewhere – have a look to our Big Bud Price Comparison page with all current offers from all the connected seedbanks and shops – or visit one of the following tested, trustworthy and recommended seed-shops directly to check out their current Big Bud offers: Sensi Seeds, Herbies Head Shop, PEV Seeds Bank, Amsterdam Seed Center, Canna-Seed Seed Shop,, Linda Seeds | Linda Semilla, Indras Planet GmbH, Cannapot Hanfshop, Zamnesia, Oaseeds, Mary’s Seeds, Hanf & Hanf, Seedsman, Alchimia Grow Shop, and Original Seeds Store.

Big Bud Awards

Sensi Seeds’ Big Bud is a cupwinning variety and won 3 awards between 2002 and 2004!

Big Bud Reviews

We’ve collected strain info from 14 growers for Big Bud.

General Impression Indoors

Known Phenotypes:

  1. short, compact, fastly blossoming, indica-dominant Phenotype #1
  2. long, stretched, fastly blossoming, sativa-dominant Phenotype #2
  3. Very homogenous variety.

More Info:

Big Bud Degustation

The seedfinder users tested Big Bud and uploaded information about the aroma, taste and effects of Sensi Seeds’ Big Bud. Here a short overview, click to the charts or links to get an exact description and find similar cannabis varieties!

Aroma / Smell

The aroma / smell of Big Bud can be described best as Microbiological and additionally as a little bit Sweet (or Fruity), Sour (or Citrus) and Spicy. . read more

Taste / Flavour

The taste / flavour of Big Bud was characterized as fairly Sweet, Microbiological (a bit of Musky and Sweat and also a little bit Earth, Rot and Soda) and Spicy (Hot and also a bit of Herbs). . read more

Effect / Effectiveness

3% Thought provoking

3% Spacy / Confusing

10% Nervous / Fidgety

Big Bud have basically a strong effect to the Body (a little bit Calming and Couchlocking and also minimal Narcotic and Pain numbing) but is also affecting to the Head (a little bit Relaxing and also minimal Spacy / Confusing and Meditativ). . read more

Big Bud Gallery

Here you see the latest Big Bud photos, uploaded from our users! Altogether we’ve collected 130 pictures from Sensi Seeds’ Big Bud, check out our Big Bud gallery to view them all.

Big Bud Comparisons

How is Big Bud growing and effecting compared to other varieties? 1 seedfinder users uploaded direct comparisations with Sensi Seeds’ Big Bud and compared this cannabis variety with 1 other strain(s). Click on the links to get more information and see how good this plants can be grown together!

Big Bud Lineage / Genealogy

  • Big Bud »»» Big Bud
  • Big Bud
    • »»» x Big Bud
    • Big Bud x NL#1
      • Big Bud »»» Indica
      • NL#1 IBL
        • Afghanistan »»» Indica
    • Big Bud »»» Indica

Map of the Big Bud Family Tree

Big Bud Hybrids & Crossbreeds

We found 128 direct descendants from Sensi Seeds’ Big Bud in the seedfinder strain database, here a short overview. To see all hybrids and their descendants, visit our Big Bud Genealogy Page and check out all the direct crosses as like as the following generations.

Map of the Big Bud Descendants

If you are with a big screen and not browsing with your mobile, check out our dynamic family tree map with all known hybrids of Big Bud! (but this maybe will need some time to load all the data!)

Big Bud User Comments

Altogether we’ve collected 11 user comments about Sensi Seeds’ Big Bud. Here you find the 3 english user comments, for the ones in the other langues please click here: german (8).

Richfield – 04.11.2017

Outdoor Grow:
Die Sorte Big Bud wurde am 49ten Breitengrad kultiviert.
Insgesamt ist die Sorte normal schnell gewachsen blieb aber
mittel groß und vorallem buschig mit sehr vielen Seitentrieben !!
Leider musste die Pflanze wegen einem Schimmelbefall frühzeitig
umgehauen werden. Ich schätze, dass die Big bud draußen von
ende Oktober bis anfang November fertig wird.
Daher empfehle ich die Sorte im Oktober bis zum
November unterzustellen.

Die Big Bud wuchs (innen) indica lastig (mittelgroß und buschig mit mittel
großen Blättern). Die Blüten waren überdurchschnittlich
stark mit Harz überzogen. Die Harzproduktion hat erstaunlicherweise sehr früh
eingesetzt. Die Sorte wuchs in der vegetativen Phase sehr schnell. Der
Nodienabstand der Sorte war normal der Strech jedoch sehr gering !! Die Sorte
reagierte sehr gut aufs Toppen und bildete relativ viele Seitentriebe aus. Ich
glaube, dass die Sorte sich sehr gut fürs Scroggen eigenet ! Die Blütenbildung
konzentrierte gleichmäßig auf alle Äste. Die Sorte konnte insgesamt sehr
leicht geerntet und verarbeitet werden. Der Ertrag war außergewöhnlich hoch !!
(Einer meiner besten Ergebnisse bisher) Die Sorte benötigte mit Durchschnitt
mindestens 9 Wochen um ernte reif zu sein. Gerade in den letzten 2 Wochen hat
die Sorte nochmal richtig zugelegt. Vom Wuchsverhalten und der Blütenstruktur
erinnert die Sorte ganz stark an die Orange Bud. Wegen der frühen Harzbildung
kann ich mir vorstellen, dass man die Sorte auch Draußen in Deutschland anbauen

Die getrockneten Blüten haben (nach dem Zerkleinern) leicht süßlich und würzig
gerochen. Insgesamt war aber der Geruch aber sehr dezent !

Die Wirkung der Sorte ist körperlich entspannend und geistig schläfrig machend.
Nach etwa 20 minuten nimmt man seine Umgebung geistig fokusierter war und man
wird dabei leicht redselig. Während man entspannt ist hat sich der Körper
intensiver angefühlt. Die Wirkungsdauer lag bei 2 – 3 Stunden. Am Ende des
Rausches war man vernebelt im Kopf aber auch sehr müde. Bei niedrigen Dosierungen
war die Wirkung der Sorte angenehm. Für eine Indica war die Sorte insgesamt sehr stark.

Die Big Bud war eine schnell wüchsige Indica Sorte mit einem ausgesprochen
hohen Ertrag. Der Effekt, (ein langanhaltendes Stoned mit intensiver
Muskelentspannung) war sehr angenehm. Bei stärkeren Dosierung war die
Wirkung sehr überfordernd. Eine klare Empfehlung für alle Old School
Indica Liebhaber, die auf vor allem Wert auf den Ertrag legen.
Insgesamt war die Big Bud eine der unkompliziertesten Pflanzen
die ich jemals anbauen durfte !

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